Car reviews - Holden - Monaro - CV8 coupe
9 Jul 2002
MONARO'S higher degree of body stiffness, due in part to its shorter and stronger upper B-pillar, increases the level of both active and passive safety over the Commodore sedan upon which it is based. Like the more rigid bodyshell, Control-Link independent rear suspension also increases the level of grip, and therefore active safety, provided by Monaro in comparison to Commodore. Other active safety items include traction control and Bosch 5.3 ABS. On the passive safety front, Monaro offers pyrotechnic front seatbelt pretensioners, front and rear anti-submarining ramps, and driver and passenger front and side airbags. Quartz halogen headlights with projector-style low beam lights improve night vision, while the high-mounted, fast-response LED light is said to alert other drivers to braking input some 0.2 seconds faster than conventional systems.
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Did you know?Holden claims both auto and manual CV8s will return fuel economy figures of 13 litres per 100km on the city cycle, but on the highway cycle figures are 7.4 (manual) and 8.0 (auto)
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